As a Neuromuscular Therapist, I get to know my clients really well. Through many years of working with my clients at Sagewood Wellness Center, and my training in clinical psychology, I became aware of the fact that oftentimes, their physical condition was a result of something deeper. Stress, fear and anxiety can have a radical detrimental effect on the body and can cause a multitude of physical problems. Many times these conditions, and their symptoms, are treated with prescription medications which can compound the problem. This prompted me to integrate Holistic Counseling into my practice. The techniques that I use in Holistic Counseling sessions (sometimes referred to as Integrated Mind-Body.
In Part 1 of this blog series on how to avoid Holiday Stress, we discussed how prevalent and harmful this situation has become for many, and some ways to relieve that stress in order to avoid the negative effects on our bodies. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related and eighty percent of serious illnesses may be exacerbated or linked to stress. Stress-related complications and symptoms can range from weight gain, insomnia, skin problems and hair loss, to headaches, memory loss, poor digestion, high blood pressure, and back/body pain. Prolonged exposure to stress and anxiety can even lead to other more severe conditions such as heart.
Ahh… The holidays! We’ve looked forward to this time all year long to spend with friends, family and loved ones. But now that the holidays have arrived, we feel ourselves feeling tense, pressured, and generally just stressed-out. These times can be as harrowing and stressful as they can be joyous for many trying to keep up with the often frantic holiday pace. Frayed nerves from standing in long lines, having to find the perfect gift on a tight budget, worrying about finances, and hosting out-of-town friends and relatives are just a few examples of how the holiday season can break us down. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of.
Detox diets and cleanses are all the rage, but do they really work? I read an article this week that I thought was so useful and informative that I just had to share it with my audience. The article titled “28 Simple & Natural Ways to Detox your Body” caught my eye because I firmly believe in holistic and natural care of the body whenever possible. Detox cleansing is often misunderstood and has come to mean many things by many people. Many cleansing products may even be harmful to your body depending on ingredients and how they are taken. More importantly, cleansing shouldn’t be an isolated, one-time event. Cleansing is.